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« on: October 26, 2016, 12:33:08 PM »

Game modes have now got nice retro styled status areas. These were more tricky than you would think as they have to scale for all level sizes along with screen ratio's (well, except for vertical lol).

Pretty happy with them. They are a compromise as I didn't want to take too much vertical screen space. That's why the manic miner one has the lives in the middle between score and high.

Not sure about the chuckie egg one either. In the original the timer was text based. Should it be text or the current one? Also, it could do with the little hats for lives display as well.

Anyway, let me know what you think?



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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2016, 12:51:57 PM »

Yes, screen ratio is more annoying, more annoying the scaling.
 
Im did a similar status changes when im remaked H.E.R.O in the past, even im included the original 2600 graphics in the game.

This was to suit 16:9 as well 4:3, so you dont see so much letter box....

Today, does people chase hiscores, etc could replace with level number? Of course its might and should stay as its did in the original.

chuckie egg seens does not show hiscore, and then that could been replaced by the air as text as in original.

But its a subtile changes :-).
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2016, 03:06:57 PM »

I agree, Highscores are perhaps not that important, though in the interests of 'completeness' I think they should be included as they were on the originals. Chuckie egg didn't display the highscore in game but had a separate highscore table via the title screen that kept the top ten. As a compromise, thought I may as well add a single one to the status panel.
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2016, 05:39:26 PM »

yes, they should present, if its was in the game and there is still room for it. Chuckie egg status was on the top as well. But im would not mind it at all. Im do that too as im wrote before, due screen resolution differents today as we now use 16:9 rather than 4:3.
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2016, 10:35:03 AM »

I could make it at the top for Chuckie?
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